I loved this sketch from the SketchBook Saturday Challenge. And I really liked this elephant stamp (from Inkadinkadoo). The sentiment is from an older $1 stamp set.
So to make him fit with the sketch, I flipped the sketch upside down, so the elephant could be sitting on the stripes. I stamped the elephant on gray cardstock, and used some Copics to give him some more shading and color. I paper-pieced parts of him to create a bit more interest. Cut him out, popped him up. Added some enamel dots.
The diagonal striped border was made from DCWV papers. I simply cut strips about 1/4 inch and glued them in place, letting the edges hang over the cardstock panel. Then flip over the panel to trim off the edges. I had seen Jennifer McGuire do it on her blog, but I can't find the link right now. I used some of the Goosebumps spray on the background, and some glimmer mist too.
Here is a close up of each of the cards.
Crafty Sentiments - to use blue
Cutie Pie Challenge- create a "cute" card for babies or adorable people
Crafty Cardmakers to use Paper Piecing
Squirrel and Fox - animal
These were great fun to make!! And isn't that what it's all about?
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